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The MTU Business School is an active in a number of areas of research which feeds into student life and also enhances our links with industry.

Notable areas of research include:

  • Social marketing
  • Economics
  • Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurship

The Business School plays an active part in the Be-Wiser project where it leads on assessment and development of organisational issues relating to the technical development of wireless security protocols.  More information can be found at Be-Wiser Project

The Business School hosts the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence which is taking the lead on a number of research activities that address some key gaps in current research on entrepreneurship in the Irish context and will utilise these outputs to inform national policy and strategy. The Hincks will focus on training entrepreneurship support staff and entrepreneurs; research on entrepreneurship in Ireland with a view to informing national policy and training; and, education and accreditation of entrepreneurial educators. The combination of these strands of entrepreneurial focus will enable the further expansion of MTU’s activity and will deliver even more added value to MTU’s stakeholders and to the region.

MTU Business School has a proven track record of supervising research students and undertaking industry linked research projects. The quality in particular of their work in industry linked research projects has been demonstrated by both the high completion rates, their ability to deliver the research deliverables within the allocated timeframe and the very positive feedback from External Examiners. This research culture has been enhanced by interaction with other HEI's and participation in international conferences. The Business School has also created a dedicated research space for research students. Research has also given rise to the use of live case studies for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. Interdisciplinary research activity is taking place in the school; this is enhanced by the Rubicon Centre which has companies with multi-disciplinary teams. Students also at undergraduate and postgraduate level carry out industry linked research projects for start-up companies in the region.


For more information contact Mr. Gerard O’Donovan at

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